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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors
« Reply #150 on: December 07, 2017, 03:01:05 PM »
How do you rank Truffaut among directors?
My favorite French director by a wide margin. (I went through IMDB and couldn't come up with a 2nd favorite.) I found my last ranked list of directors and Truffaut was #11, just above Don Siegel and below Hayao Miyazaki.

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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors
« Reply #151 on: December 07, 2017, 05:09:01 PM »
I've enjoyed the Resnais movies I've seen so far the best of that era and country. Still exploring, tho!
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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors
« Reply #152 on: December 07, 2017, 05:10:10 PM »
How do you rank Truffaut among directors?
My favorite French director by a wide margin. (I went through IMDB and couldn't come up with a 2nd favorite.) I found my last ranked list of directors and Truffaut was #11, just above Don Siegel and below Hayao Miyazaki.

Renoir?
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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors
« Reply #153 on: December 07, 2017, 05:11:53 PM »
1. Napoleon
2. La Roue
3. J'Accuse
(1919)

Not a bad start.

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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors
« Reply #154 on: December 07, 2017, 05:12:34 PM »
Resnais is up there. Bresson is my favorite. Of course, I don't expect you to like Godard, but he's probably in my top 3.

As for contemporaries, Assayas is pretty fantastic.

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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors
« Reply #155 on: December 07, 2017, 06:42:44 PM »
I’ve gotten more out of a Luc Besson film. Enjoyed myself more too. But he just can’t be my #2. I’m sure I just need to watch more Agnes Varda, because I love her personality and approach.

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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors
« Reply #156 on: December 07, 2017, 06:47:51 PM »
How do you rank Truffaut among directors?
My favorite French director by a wide margin. (I went through IMDB and couldn't come up with a 2nd favorite.) I found my last ranked list of directors and Truffaut was #11, just above Don Siegel and below Hayao Miyazaki.

Renoir?
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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors
« Reply #157 on: December 08, 2017, 07:05:48 AM »
I'd probably put Renoir slightly below René Clair. Rules of the Game is one of those films I continually revisit, hoping I'll better understand the acclaim. None of the 15 features I've seen are Great.

My favorite run of French films besides Truffaut are the early musicals of Maurice Chevalier and German Ernst Lubitsch is mostly responsible for those.

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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors - Jean-Luc Godard
« Reply #158 on: December 12, 2017, 11:00:10 PM »
I'm not going to post reviews from Truffaut. Two of my three selections I had a very difficult time getting into and staying with. Took me a long time to finish them. Here are my Updated Rankings

If only I knew who was next.


#39. Jean-Luc Godard Ranked List

It's pretty well known around here that I'm not a fan, but I keep trying because...
A) There are still a number of praised works
B) Pierrot le fou gave me a special pleasure, and I'm hoping to find another like it
C) I'm me


Unwatched titles give me a lot to choose from. ICM suggests...
Une Femme Mariée
Nouvelle vague
Every Man for Himself
All's Well

IMDB would want me to consider...
Le Petit Soldat
La chinoise
Made in U.S.A


I dunno. Going to move onto my other projects while I'm waiting for inspiration to strike.

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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors
« Reply #159 on: December 13, 2017, 02:54:52 AM »
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